Spring break is a time of relaxation, fun and rejuvenation for you after the long dark winter months. While we know this time is filled with uncertainty, please know that the College's Leadership Team are working to ensure your health and safety, as well as, your continued academic success. We wanted to address some of the questions we are receiving from some of your classmates, to provide you with further information.
Is the College closed for the rest of the semester?
The College is open for students to be able to conduct business such as financial aid, academic advising, and access to computer labs. This may change, but for now we are open.
Governor Cuomo said all classes are moving to a virtual format, what does that mean for my class?
Your faculty are working diligently to begin moving their courses to virtual formats over the next two weeks. This may include Blackboard, videos, zoom teleconferencing, and others. Your faculty will be reaching out to inform you of how they will be proceeding with your course for the next eight weeks.
I do not have a laptop, computer, or access to wifi in my home. What am I going to do?
If you do not have a laptop, desktop or reliable wifi, we ask that you send us your information to tell us what you might need. Please send your information to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
We will be working to provide as much assistance as possible to keep all of you progressing in your academic coursework.
I have never taken my classes virtually and don’t know how to access or use the portal or Blackboard. What should I do?
Not to worry, we are providing training for anyone who may need it.
From Monday, March 16 through Wednesday, March 25 in Elston Hall 530, we will have staff available to provide assistance for students on how to access the portal, use Blackboard and email.
Monday – Wednesday (March 16 - 25) 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m./2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 21, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
If you are unable to attend during these scheduled times, please reach out to the Student Success Center at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange for a staff member to train you at a different day and time.
I have testing accommodations. What do I do if we are now taking virtual classes?
The Testing Center will still be available for you to take your classes by appointment. If you have concerns regarding your accommodations, please reach out to Susanna Adams, ADA Transition Coordinator, at email@example.com.
I use the food pantry regularly. Will the pantry still be open?
The food pantry will remain open for our students to access.
We understand that you may be confused and concerned about the pandemic, keeping yourself and family healthy, and being able to keep up with your classes. We are here to assist you in your success Please let us know how we can support you during this time. We are a family and we will get through this together. And, please be assured that your well-being and success are critical to all of us.